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Ranger's Home in the Park
Lodge is mostly a Victorian 'Gothic Revival' mansion in the middle of Windsor
- After the English
Civil War, Oliver Cromwell sold off parts of the Great Park. A man
named James Byfield bought the land and built the 1st house.
- King Charles II took back the land and
made the house into the home of the Ranger of Windsor Great Park. The
Ranger looks after the Park.
- The famous 1st Duke of Marlborough and his
wicked wife, Sarah, lived there in late Stuart Times. Sarah was a good
friend of Queen Anne, but she was always telling her what to do. So they
- The Duke of Cumberland rebuilt the house
in 1759. That is why it is called Cumberland Lodge. He liked to breed
race horses there and kept a small zoo, but the tigers killed a small
boy and had to be sent away to London.
- The old house burnt down in 1869 and a
new one was built. It is now a college.